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Jonathan Karl Asks Josh Earnest About President’s Knowledge of @BarackObama

Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 14.16.23Jonathan Karl posed a question to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest at today’s press briefing on the topic of a ‘Throwback Thursday’ Tweet by @BarackObama referencing “when a woman—not her boss—made her own decisions about her health care.”

“Does he even read the others?” asked Karl about ones not signed with his initials. “Does he know they’re going out? Are they reviewed by senior people at the White House or is that just simply OFA doing something on his behalf?”

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Jay Carney Joins ‘The Colbert Report’ Before Stepping Down as WH Press Secretary

Screen Shot 2014-06-20 at 11.59.18Today marks Jay Carney‘s final day as White House Press Secretary, and to commemorate the occasion, Carney was a guest on last night’s “The Colbert Report.”

Stephen Colbert began the interview imitating a member of the White House Press Corps asking a question of the Press Secretary following a White House press briefing.

Carney referred to himself as a “glutton for punishment” and the Press Secretary role as “such a high burn-out job” after recalling an email he received noting he was the longest serving Press Secretary since the mid-90s.

Colbert asked Carney when he and ABC’s Jonathan Karl were “just gonna get a room,” which was met with laughs. And before closing out, noted that the next Press Secretary, Josh Earnest‘s name, “literally means ‘just kidding, but seriously’.”

Click through to the Colbert Report and see Carney’s sit down with the comedian.

 

FishbowlDC Poll: Has Sen. Marco Rubio Ever Smoked Pot?

As part of ABC News and Yahoo News’ series “Power Players,” Jonathan Karl for ABC’s “This Week” sat down with potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and asked the Congressman whether he has ever smoked pot.

“If you say that you did, then suddenly there are people out there saying, ‘Well, it’s not a big deal,’” said Rubio in the below video. “On the other side of it is if you tell people that you didn’t, they won’t believe you.”

Check out Rubio’s conversation with Karl after the jump and let us know what you think. Do you think Sen. Marco Rubio has ever smoked pot? We’ll announce the results of our poll later this week.

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Washington Press Club Foundation Names New Board Members, Elects 2014 Officers

Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 09.38.15The Washington Press Club Foundation announced Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner and AP’s Sonya Ross as its newest members to its Board of Directors. The foundation works to create opportunities for students in DC newsrooms and highlight journalism accomplishments.

Ferrechio and Ross will join the Board on June 20 for its annual “Welcome to Washington” lunch with summer interns from WPCF-partner newsrooms. Speaking at the luncheon will be ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and NPR’s Juana Summers.

This week, the board elected officers for 2014-15 including CQ’s David Meyers as president, Bloomberg’s Margaret Talev as vice president, The Hill’s Sheila Casey as treasurer, and PolitiFact’s Louis Jacobson as secretary.

Jay Carney Toasts Brendan Buck’s Move from Boehner’s Office to AHIP

brendan-buckIn celebration of his move as press secretary for Speaker Boehner to America’s Health Insurance Plans, Brendan Buck joined with friends Monday evening to toast to his new gig. We hear White House press secretary Jay Carney even stopped by, which is pretty funny given their past Twitter feuds.

The night was hosted by Michael Steel – also of Boehner’s staff. In attendance: Washington Examiner’s Rebecca Berg, POLITICO’s Mike Allen and Christine Delargy, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and Jeff Zeleny, RNC’s Sean SpicerKevin Smith, Doug Heye, Rory Cooper, CBR’s Brent Swander, Yahoo News’ Olivier Knox, BuzzFeed’s John Stanton, CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Erin McPike, Kevin Sheridan, WaPo’s Paul Kane, Roll Call’s Tom Williams, Crossfire’s David Chalian, NBC News’ Frank Thorp and Shawna Thomas, CBS’s Walt Cronkite, Sue Davis, Scott Mulhauser, Kirsten Kukowski, Brad Dayspring, Laena Fallon, Juleanna Glover, and Becca Glover.

Weekend Show Preview, 2.14 – 2.16

SundayShows12Who’s on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

PBS’s “Washington Week” : Molly Ball of The Atlantic, Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics, Karen Tumulty of WaPo

BTV’s “Political Capital” : Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

ABC’s “This Week“: Kevin Spacey, ABC’s Jonathan Karl, Fusion anchor Alicia Menendez, Peggy Noonan from WSJ Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation

CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC), 2013 American Meteorological Society President J. Marshall Shepherd, Fmr. Sen Jim DeMint (R-SC), Politico’s John Harris, Jennifer Rubin of WaPo, David Sanger of NYT, Neera Tanden from Center for American Progress, Bob Woodward of WaPo, spox for Michael Sam Howard Bragman, Cyd Zeigler of Outsports.com, Donte Stallworth of Principle 6 and Athlete Ally, Jarrett Bell of USA Today

“Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Fmr Gov. Ted Strickland (R-OH), Karl Rove, mentalist Gerard Senehi, George Will, Kirsten Powers of USA Today, Kimberley Strassel of WSJ, Charles Lane of WaPo

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Mitt Romney, Nicolle Wallace, David Axelrod

CNN’s “State of the Union“: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Steve Forbes, Kevin Madden, Corey Dade of MSNBC, and Margie Omero

Univision’s “Al Punto” : Univision’s Ilia Calderón, President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the United States Aníbal de Castro, Father José Eugenio Hoyos from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, VA

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em (email fishbowlpatrick@gmail.com).

ABC’s Jonathan Karl on Pushing Beyond the Official White House Line

How does a top network reporter break through the official White House talking points? ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl has been busy trying — and in the process has gotten into it twice over the last month with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, including just yesterday.

In this installment of Media Beat, Karl spoke to TVNewser’s Jordan Chariton about the need to remain skeptical of what the White House is telling you, regardless of who’s in office. Karl also revealed some interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits from campaign 2012. You might be surprised to know how little Karl saw candidate Mitt Romney—even when flying on the same plane.

D.C. Journos Win Cronkite Award

CNN, ABC, Politico, NewsChannel8 and ABC7 are all walking away with Walter Cronkite Awards for excellence in TV political journalism. Both ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz are receiving top honors for their reporting during the 2011-12 election season.  CNN’s Tom Foreman and the networks Fact Check Team also won the award.

The Cronkite Award, administered by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, recognizes distinguished work produced during the 2011-2012 election cycle.

Congratulations to all.

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ABC’s Jim Avila to the White House

ABC News President Ben Sherwood has announced that Matthew Dowd and Jim Avila will assume expanded roles at the network. Dowd will be an analyst, an on-air special correspondent and senior strategic advisor on Sherwood’s team. Avila will join Jonathan Karl at the White House. Former Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper recently left ABC for for CNN.

See the memo…

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Bipartisan Bald Couple on Daily Rundown

Before getting down to the serious business of discussing the fiscal cliff, RNC Spokesman Sean Spicer and DNC Spokesman Brad Woodhouse showed up on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” this morning to show off their newly shorned locks.

Over the weekend, the odd couple turned up on ABC’s “This Week” to have their heads shaved by ABC’s Jonathan Karl for a good cause: St. Baldricks, an organization which raises money to cure childhood cancer. Spicer made a presidential campaign bet with Woodhouse and lost. Ultimately both agreed to shave their heads to donate funds.

“That’s a scary sight,” cracked Woodhouse as he watched a replay of ABC “This Week” segment in which Karl shaved them. “I’m never making a bet without consulting Nate Silver,” Spicer chimed in.

Host Chuck Todd couldn’t resist razzing them. “It’s a good thing you’re both already married,” he said, examining their new look.

Woodhouse shot back, “They shave celebrity heads. They would shave yours, I’m sure. I have clippers in the car.” Todd quickly moved on to the fiscal cliff.

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